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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan to introduce seven-seat, 'coupe' models - report

An expanded range of the newly revealed 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is on its way, according to reports out of Europe today. The new second-generation Tiguan range will reportedly see the standard five-seat model joined by a longer wheelbase variant with a third row of seating on offer...

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Volkswagen Budd-e electric concept bound for production - report
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Volkswagen Budd-e electric concept bound for production - report

The all-electric Volkswagen Budd-e microvan concept, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, is reportedly poised to enter production in the near future. In 2011, the world had its first glimpse of Volkswagen’s new microvan concept with the Bulli, which introduced a funky design and retro paintwork that threw back to the T1 Type 2 Kombi’s of the '60s and '70s...


2016 Volkswagen Amarok Atacama: special-edition ute hits Australia
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2016 Volkswagen Amarok Atacama: special-edition ute hits Australia

The new 2016 Volkswagen Amarok Atacama is now on sale in Australia, debuting as a special specced-up variant of the TDI400 and TDI420 models. Entering as a successor to the limited-edition Canyon model, the Atacama builds on the Amarok TDI400 and TDI420 Highline variants, bringing a handful of sporty styling tricks to the party - for the same price...


First Volkswagen dieselgate fix approved in the EU
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First Volkswagen dieselgate fix approved in the EU

Germany's Federal Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the first dieselgate related fix from Volkswagen. In a simple statement the KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) announced that it had approved the fixes planned by Volkswagen for Amarok utes fitted with the 2.0-litre EA189 turbo-diesel engine...


Toyota claims global sales crown for 2015, Volkswagen second, GM third
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Toyota claims global sales crown for 2015, Volkswagen second, GM third

Toyota finished 2015 as the world's top selling automaker, with Volkswagen and GM taking out the podium places. The company sold a total of 10,151,000 vehicles worldwide during 2015, down 0.8 percent on last year's figure of 10.23 million. Sales for the Toyota and Lexus brands rose 0.5 percent to 9.19 million, while Hino trucks sold 168,000 vehicles (up 0...


Volkswagen engine developers, board member knew of emissions testing defeat device - report
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Volkswagen engine developers, board member knew of emissions testing defeat device - report

Contrary to earlier claims from Volkswagen that only a small group of engineers knew of the company's emissions testing defeat devices, a new report claims that it was an open secret within some departments. A veteran of Volkswagen's engine development department has spoken to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, and public broadcasters NDR and WDR...


Opel alleged to be secretly fixing cars with illegal NOx emissions
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Opel alleged to be secretly fixing cars with illegal NOx emissions

One of Belgium's national TV networks is claiming that Opel is secretly performing upgrades on some of its diesel-powered vehicles, to reduce harmful emissions. The news report aired this week on VRT, Belgium's Flemish-language national broadcaster, claiming that Opel is secretly upgrading the software in its 2014 Zafira people movers when they're brought in for service...


2016 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI Review
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI Review

The entry-level Volkswagen Touareg packs a lot of value into a solid package. Is it truly premium though?


2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo Review
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2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo Review

Headlining an updated 2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback, the flagship Monte Carlo has plenty of pluses...


Volkswagen's proposed dieselgate fixes rejected by US regulators
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Volkswagen's proposed dieselgate fixes rejected by US regulators

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have both rejected Volkswagen's proposed fixes for its cars affected by the dieselgate emissions testing affair...


Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16
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Blue Booming, Red Rising: Car Colour Trends of 2015/16

One of the most deeply personal aspects of buying a new car is choosing the colour. It's a reflection of who we are, and the considerations vary greatly from person to person. Be it the desire to make a fashion statement, an attempt to preserve re-sale value or even choosing which colours are least likely to be targeted by thieves, there's a lot to consider...


Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept: Detroit show debut for plug-in AWD concept
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Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept: Detroit show debut for plug-in AWD concept

The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept with petrol plug-in hybrid architecture makes its world premiere this week in Detroit. The rugged-looking GTE Active Concept follows on from the world premiere of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan — replete with a GTE plug-in derivation — at the Frankfurt motor show last September. It joins the existing Passat GTE and Golf GTE...


Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES
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Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES

Volkswagen’s Golf R Touch concept, showcased this time last year, has moved a step closer to reality this week with the unveiling of the e-Golf Touch concept. Both concepts, revealed first at the 2015 and now 2016 Consumer Electronics Shows, stand as a preview of Volkswagen’s next-generation display and control systems...


Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES
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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept revealed at CES

Volkswagen’s Bulli microbus concept, revealed in 2011 as a funky little tribute to the legendary Type 2, is back - this time with new looks, a new electric platform, and a new name: Budd-e. Unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Budd-E concept is built on Volkswagen’s new MEB platform, designed specifically for electric vehicles...


US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair
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US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair

The US Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, against Volkswagen Group in the US, including its Audi and Porsche brands. In the suit, the government is seeking damages for Volkswagen's use of emissions testing defeat devices on Volkswagen and Audi cars fitted with its EA189 2...


Hyundai Tucson Elite 1.6L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L 4WD v Toyota RAV4 GXL v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : Comparison review
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Hyundai Tucson Elite 1.6L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L 4WD v Toyota RAV4 GXL v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack : Comparison review

The recent suite of updates added to the evergreen Toyota RAV4 suggests that the just-released 2016 facelift moves the game forward by a tangible margin for this popular mid-sized SUV range. Sharper styling, a lift in cabin features and finishes, plus improved ride, handling, comfort and safety all carry the collective promise of game-lifting and enhanced value...


Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept teased ahead of CES debut
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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept teased ahead of CES debut

A second teaser for the new Volkswagen Budd-e concept has been released ahead of its unveiling at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new concept was first teased in December, with signs at the time pointing to a second go at the Volkswagen Bulli concept of 2011...


2016 Volkswagen New Cars
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2016 Volkswagen New Cars

Details of the new and updated Volkswagen models launching in Australia in 2016. Passat Alltrack — Q1 The rugged B8 Passat wagon-based Alltrack crossover will arrive in Australia by March, complementing the smaller Golf Alltrack and giving VW a rather unique crossover SUV offering...


Volkswagen Polo v Peugeot 208 : Comparison Review
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Volkswagen Polo v Peugeot 208 : Comparison Review

Until recently, Australians shopping for a new city car on a budget wouldn’t have even bothered kicking tyres in a European brand’s showroom. Light Euro tikes have typically been prohibitively expensive to purchase and frightfully costly to service, making their Japanese or South Korean counterparts the default choice...


Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year
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Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year

Volkswagen Commercial still has a little way to go before its Amarok attains the tough image and “street cred” of rivals such as the HiLux, admits its local boss Carlos Santos. But with its recent success in moving the range ‘downward’ by offering base entrants such as the properly work-focused Volkswagen Amarok Core, the company is gradually gaining traction among some of the market’s toughest buyers...